The Washington Post reports that according to preliminary statistics by the U.S. Department of Education, more than a quarter of U.S. schools are failing under the terms of President Bush's No Child Left Behind law. According to the preliminary study, at least 24, 470 schools--27 percent of the national total--did not meet the federal requirement for "adequate yearly progress" in 2004-2005. Under the law, schools that don't show sufficient academic progress face penalties that can include replacement of administrators and teachers......

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